Vacuum bags and lightening your load

Ever explore how full and gross a used vacuum bag can be?  Ok, I know.  Why would anybody really do that unless they accidentally vacuumed something they needed to retrieve?  Or maybe someone’s doing this in a vacuum quality control lab somewhere for research purposes? Vacuum bags remind us--we need to lighten our load [...]

By | 2018-09-27T16:51:14+00:00 September 27th, 2017|All posts, Change|10 Comments

When Being Busy Leads to Missed Opportunities

Being busy can lead to missed opportunities for encouraging others. I’m often busy...with family, work, ministry, volunteering, etc.  You’re busy, so you know what I mean.  We’re rushing from here to there, trying to keep up with our never-ending to-do lists. Being busy isn’t always bad, but it can sometimes cause problems. How [...]

By | 2018-09-27T16:51:52+00:00 May 31st, 2017|All posts, Change, Parenting|0 Comments

Television Theme Songs! Who Knew?

Television theme songs have a somewhat surprising power about them.  They're "just" theme songs.  Yet, they often have memorable lyrics and melodies, and they remind us of characters and stories that bring us joy and inspire us. Who knew television theme songs could be so encouraging?! Remember these famous television theme songs… Here’s [...]

By | 2018-09-27T16:52:25+00:00 February 25th, 2017|All posts, Change|0 Comments

Increase peace, stress less

Peace—that’s one of the nine fruits of the Spirit… “…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23). I’ve been a little low on peace just lately.  And, I know why.  I’ve let the worries of the world stress me [...]

By | 2018-09-27T16:53:22+00:00 October 21st, 2016|All posts, Change|6 Comments

Make Change instead of Excuses

Many couples want to make change in their relationship but instead make excuses for why they won't or can't change.  Often, couples I counsel with use the excuse of disbelief.  Both people doubt the other person can or will change, and therefore, they themselves will not or cannot change. Did you catch the excuse? “Since [...]

By | 2018-09-27T16:53:35+00:00 October 7th, 2016|All posts, Change|3 Comments

3 Signs You Need to “Slow it Down” a Little

Breaking the speed limit sometimes results in a speeding ticket. But, what if you’re pushing other limits in life, especially time and energy limits?  You know…taking on a little more than you really can handle, which tends to decrease rest and increase stress. “Excuse me, ma’am.  Did you know you are only getting about 5 [...]

By | 2018-09-27T16:54:43+00:00 September 30th, 2016|All posts, Career, Change|0 Comments